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Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (Cloggy)

Gwynedd, WALES

Climbs 207 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 707m a.s.l – Faces N

Crag features
Called "the best crag in the world" by Leo Houlding, Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (Cloggy) deserves a special place in the history of Welsh climbing. It has all-time classics in just about every grade, and is home to famed routes such as Indian Face and Master's Wall. Very long (up to 300m+), mostly serious, routes in an alpine setting. Some loose rock - an integral part in the Cloggy climbing experience.

Access notes
Drive to Llanberis and go up the narrow road opposite the Royal Victoria Hotel. Park somewhere here - parking is no longer available at Hafodty Newidd as the farmer padlocks the gates. (Thanks for info, Bob Wightman.) You can drive past the Youth Hostel (turn up past the Spar shop) and park in small laybys after the tarmac. Don't block access. A path leads from this track, Bwlch Maesgwm, across the valley to just before Hafodty Newidd.

>From Haftoy Newydd walk up the railway and the track until well past Half Way House, and where the track steepens, keep right along the miner's track which leads to the old copper mines, and continues as a small path contouring the cliff.Halfway House is now open for refreshments - though sadly not home-made lemonade.

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Guidebooks
North Wales Climbs (2013), North Wales Classics (2010), North Wales Rock (2006), Scrambles & Easy Climbs in Snowdonia (2005), Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (2004), Clogwyn Du'r Arddu (1988)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 THE FAR FAR EAST BUTTRESS  
2Boomerang GullyII 1
3Boomerang Gully DirectIV * 
4Boomerang Left-handE2 5b *1
5BoomerangE1 5b *1
6Soledad BrotherE1 5b  
7Little EasternVS 4c  
8Bywynog ChimneyE1 5b  
9Brwynog ChimneyV * 
10The Arete StartIV  
11The KeyE3 5c 1
12SinistraE3 5b  
13Woubits Left-handE3 6a *3
14ArchaeopteryxE5 6b * 
15WoubitsE2 5b **22
16Hazy DaysE4 6a **1
17The MostestE2 5c **26
18LuakaE4 6a * 
19Naddyn DduE2 5c  
20The Far East GirdleE3 5c  
21The SceptreE1 5c *3
22The OrbVS 4c *1
23The BaubleVS 4c  
24SlurpHVS 5a * 
25The RepublicanHVS 5a  
26Silver MachineVIII ** 
27RumpelstiltskinE2 5c  
28Mostest Direct StartE3 5c  
29Mostest Direct StartVI  
30ChicaneE2 5b  
31Stomach TraverseE2 5a  
32Jublilee ClimbS * 
33Jubilee ClimbV ***6
34Route 68HVS 4c  
35Land of Hope and GloryE2 5c * 
36GormodE2 5b *1
37Human TouchE4 6a * 
38Little KrapperE3 5c *5
39Feeding ShmaeE4 6a **1
40CamusS 1
41CamusV *1
42East GullyVD *5
43East GullyIV **1
 THE PINNACLE  
45Beanland'sHVS 5a  
46East Gully WallE1 5c 5
47Death and The MaidenE3 5c *1
48ShrikeE2 5c ***149
49The RumourE2 5b  
50East Gully GrooveHVS 5b 15
51The AxeE4 6a ***88
52Moonlight ShadowE4 6a  
53The CroakE1 5b  
54Easy RiderHVS 5a *3
55GargoyleHVS 5a 3
56AriesHVS 4c *6
57Margins of the MindE7 6c ***1
58It Will Be Alright on the NightE7 6b **2
59Psycho KIllerE6 6b ** 
60OctoE1 5b **52
61The Hand TraverseE3 5c **37
62Authentic DesireE7 6b **5
63Shaft of a Dead ManE7 6b *** 
64Fecundity RidgeE7 6b ** 
65Desperate StraightsE4 6a  
66Pinnacle AreteE2 5b **54
67TaurusE4 5c 4
68SpillikinE1 5b *7
69Vanishing GiraffesE4 5c  
70GuinevereE2 5b 2
71Pinnacle FlakeE2 5b *16
72The SpireE3 5b 2
73The Spire DirectE4 5c **2
74VirgoE4 6a  
75Direct Finish to the East ButtressHS 4b **10
76The Pinnacle GirdleE3 5c ***3
 THE EAST BUTTRESS  
78Sunset CrackVS 5a *30
79LlithrigE1 5c ***160
80SerthE2 5c **19
81Serth DirectE3 6a **2
82The LeechE4 5c **7
83Opening BidE5 6b *2
84PistoleroE5 6b ***5
85CapricornE2 5c **12
86Pigott's ClimbVS 5a **72
87Wall VariationsE2 5b 1
88TrapezeE5 6a *2
89The SweeperE2 5c *6
90Chimney RouteVS 4c *19
91DiglyphHVS 5b *19
92DaurigolE3 5c **28
93Dinas in the OvenE7 6b ** 
94Cathedral GraffitiE7 6b * 
95Great WallE4 6a ***208
96Face MeccaE9 6c *** 
97Womb BitsE5 6b ***15
98A Midsummer Night's DreamE6 6a ***22
99West Indian FaceE8 6b *1
100SpreadeagleE4 5c *2
101The Indian FaceE9 6c ***6
102Master's WallE7 6b * 
103The Rite of SpringE7 6b *** 
104The Arete FinishE4 5c *6
105The Banyan TreeE6 6b * 
106Blancmange SandwichE4 6a *1
107Jelly RollE2 5b ***75
 Climb nameGradex
108NovemberE3 5c ***60
109VemberE1 5b *164
110MediE5 6a 3
111Curving CrackVS 4c ***169
112Curving AreteE4 5c *11
113The TroachE2 5b ***154
114Purr-Spire DirectE6 6b ***3
115The Purr-SpireE5 6a **3
116Pedestal CrackHVS 5a **97
117The Organ FlagellatorE4 5c *1
118ScorpioE2 5b **55
119SilhouetteE2 5c ***101
120The CornerHVS 5b ***101
121Bold Man, Big WillieE4 6a * 
122The ShadowE3 5c *6
123MordorE4 6a **25
124Terrace CrackVS 4c 9
125The East Buttress GirdleHVS 5a 3
126Rupert RoadE6 6b * 
127Eastern TerraceM **33
128Eastern TerraceI/II **6
129Eastern Terrace w/ Direct StartIV **1
 MIDDLE ROCK  
131MoonshineHVS 5a  
132Birthday CrackHVS 5a *3
133Bridge GrooveE1 5a  
134Arete AlternativeE1 5b  
 THE WEST BUTTRESS  
136ProminusE1 5a  
137Adam's RibVS 4b 1
138East Wall ClimbVD 1
139Illegal EagleE3 5b  
140Flintstone WallE1 5a  
141Left EdgeE1 5a **26
142The BoulderE1 5a ***72
143GeminiE4 5c **2
144The BoldestE4 5c ***60
145The BouldererE5 5c *2
146The Black CleftE2 5c ***7
147The Black CleftVII ***6
148Longland's ClimbVS 4c ***185
149SheafHVS 4c ***81
150Gecko GrooveE3 5b 11
151Narrow SlabHVS 4c *16
152Bow-shaped SlabHVS 5a *23
153West Buttress EliminateE3 5c ***64
154White SlabE2 5c ***271
155Sheaf DirectE3 5c 4
156The ArrowE3 5b 1
157Bow Right-handE3 5c *7
158Great SlabVS 4c ***176
159Great SlabVI **1
160Great - Bow CombinationHVS 5a ***251
161QuiverE5 6a * 
162Moss GrooveHVS 4c 5
163Central RibVS 4c 4
164SythE2 5c 2
165Going StraightE2 5c * 
166Western TerraceII 7
167Hidden TreasureE4 5c **1
168MyneddE3 5b  
169Lampard's EntryE2 5b 1
170SpartacusE2 5b  
171Slanting SlabE4 6a *22
172GaelE2 5b  
173FibrinE2 5b  
174BloodlustE2 5b  
175ThrombinE3 5b 1
176Red SlabVII ***1
177Bloody SlabE3 5b **31
178GrovelE2 5c 1
179SyncopeE5 6a 1
180HaemaglobinE3 5c *1
181Diwedd GrooveE2 5c 1
182The LeastestE1 5a 3
183The West Buttress GirdleHVS 5a *1
184The New GirdleE3 5c  
185Giant's TrodD 1
186West End IcefallIV ** 
 THE STEEP BAND  
188MetamorphosisVS 4c  
189BeanoE4 6a 2
190The Steep BandHVS 5a *2
191ApolloE4 5c  
192Head for HeightsE5 6b **1
193A Fistful of PocketsE3 5c * 
194Clog DancingE2 5c * 
 THE FAR WEST BUTTRESS  
196The Far Out West ShuffleVS 5b  
197FarfallinoE2 5b ** 
198Slanting ChimneyS * 
199Slanting GrooveE1 5b * 
200WapentakeVS 4b  
201Primitive RouteVD **30
202Slab Climb Left-handS *4
203Slab Climb Right-handHS 4b **81
204Deep ChimneyVD **2
205The RiddlerE5 6b ** 
206Sea of CloudVS 4c 3
207Road of GhostsVS 4c  
208Sun DanceVS 4b  
209Trick of the LightE4 5c * 
210White Rose GarlandHS  
211Seated StartE5 6b,6a  
212The Ice-fallIII 4,3 *4
213Tormented EjaculationE8 7a  
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